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Mark Hamill Seriously Regrets Trash-Talking Luke Skywalker in 'The Last Jedi'

His "not my Luke Skywalker" comment did not sit well with the internet.

Mark Hamill Seriously Regrets Trash-Talking Luke Skywalker in 'The Last Jedi'
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Mark Hamill recently found himself in hot water after bashing The Last Jedi's portrayal of Luke Skywalker. In response to the depiction of a hopeless and curmudgeonly Jedi Master, Hamill proclaimed, "He's not my Luke Skywalker." 

His now infamous comment sparked much debate about how Skywalker was portrayal in the film, and even inspired an online petition demanding that Episode VIII be removed from canon. After all that, it looks like Master Skywalker is sorry. Very sorry. 

The actor also posted a more visual apology to Instagram to really drive home his point. 

Prior to The Last Jedi's release, Hamill was more than willing to talk about his creative differences with director Rian Johnson — which he should be. Creative differences are very much part of any artistic process, especially one as big as Star Wars. 

In a Vanity Fair interview in May, Hamill recounted a chat he had with Johnson after reading the script: "I, at one point, had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision." 

Later in an interview with The Daily News, Hamill called himself "the host body to which this character has been assigned."

"That’s the problem. When I disagree with the direction of the character, I get a little mouthy,” he said. “Like when the trailer came out and the line is, ‘It’s time for the Jedi to end.’ There’s no way, I don’t care what happened to this guy. Jedis do not give up. It’s just inherent in them," he said. 

Despite the criticism, The Last Jedi has surpassed $800 million at the global box office, and could top Avatar ($760.5 million) and Titanic ($659.4) as the second-biggest domestic release of all time. Rian Johnson, is, of course, still planning  a new Star Wars trilogy that will be set outside the on-going saga. 

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